Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D
Deputy District Attorney
Wendy L. Patrick is a career prosecutor, named the Public Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar Public Law Section. She has completed over 165 trials ranging from stalking, to domestic violence, to first-degree murder. She teaches and trains on a variety of legal topics around the world.
Ms. Patrick lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking, including courses in Hong Kong, South Korea, and South Africa. She also teaches sexual assault prevention for the Army, having presented domestically as well as in Bavaria and Wiesbaden, Germany.
Ms. Patrick is author of Red Flags (St. Martin´s Press), and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Reading People (Random House, revision). She has her own column in Law Enforcement Quarterly and Psychology Today, and had her own ethics column in the San Diego Daily Transcript for more than a decade.
In addition to being selected as one of the Top Ten criminal attorneys in San Diego and named the Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year, Ms. Patrick received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the San Diego Deputy District Attorneys Association, recognized by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors with a designated day in commemoration.
In addition to the Sexual Assault Response Team Response With a Heart Award, Ms. Patrick also received Service to the San Diego County Bar Association award, the Friend of the Community Award from the Tom Homann Law Association for her work prosecuting hate crimes.
On a personal note, Ms. Patrick holds a purple belt in Shorin-Ryu karate, is a concert violinist with the La Jolla Symphony, and plays the electric violin professionally with a rock band, performing both locally and in Hollywood.